The Book of Useless Information

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Overview

What you may so cavalierly call useless information could prove invaluable to someone else. Then again, maybe not. But to The Useless Information Society, any fact that passes its gasp-inducing, not-a-lot-of-people-know-that test merits inclusion in this fascinating but ultimately useless book...

 Did you know (or do you care)...

• That fish scales are used to make lipstick?
• Why organized crime accounts...

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Overview

What you may so cavalierly call useless information could prove invaluable to someone else. Then again, maybe not. But to The Useless Information Society, any fact that passes its gasp-inducing, not-a-lot-of-people-know-that test merits inclusion in this fascinating but ultimately useless book...

 Did you know (or do you care)...

• That fish scales are used to make lipstick?
• Why organized crime accounts for ten percent of the United States’s annual income?
• The name of the first CD pressed in the United States?
• The last year that can be written upside-down or right side-up and appear the same?
• The shortest performance ever nominated for an Oscar®?
• How much Elvis weighed at the time of his death?
• What the suits in a deck of cards represent?
• How many Quarter Pounders can be made from one cow?
• How interesting useless information can be?

The Book of Useless Information answers these teasers and is packed with facts and figures that will captivate you—and anyone who shares your joy in the pursuit of pointless knowledge.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399532696
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/27/2006
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 341,849
  • Product dimensions: 4.52 (w) x 8.06 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Noel Botham is chairman and founding member of the Useless Information Society. Botham and the rest of his team lurk mostly around London.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2009

    Entertaining and Informative

    It is nice to read something that takes you away from everyday thoughts. Useless information can be stimulating to the mind.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2011

    Great book. Great book!

    This is great to look at when you are bored.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Interesting Book

    The Book of Useless Information contains hundreds of facts about things that I never would have even thought about. It contains facts about topics ranging from inventions to animals to famous people. If you are a big trivia person, this is certainly the book for you!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2008

    AWESOME BOOK!

    This book is so funny! I laughed out loud! LOL!!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2012

    Loved it!!!!

    Est book ever wriiten. I retain wierd facts easily and these facts are a great conversation filler or starter! Buy buy buy it!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    READ

    Its so useless

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Totally useless and totally entertaining

    See above.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2008

    Amusing information and misinformation

    Some of the items are amusing, but too many of them are urban legends, rumors, etc. I suspect that nothing was verified, making this similar to the factoids floating around the Net.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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